Folliculitis

Folliculitis is a skin condition that results in the inflammation of hair follicles. The symptoms include clusters of white or red bumps around the hair follicle, itchy or burning skin, and the skin becomes tender. This condition is most commonly caused due to infection with the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus.

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I have bumps and itching on my penis after the massage session. What can be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to be sexually active seven years back. Then I started going for a massage and used to get a handjob or body-to-body rubbing (not with genitals). When I was a child or teenager, someone gave me a handjob, and a few days later, I saw a bump on my scrotum, which disappeared later. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have any symptoms in buttocks?  Read Full »

I have a pimple on my upper left shoulder, which turns to red when pricked. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a pimple on my upper left shoulder area since yesterday. I pricked it a little, and now it is red. I never had pimple in this area before. I am under medication for high blood pressure, and I am taking Rybelsus for diabetes. The A1c level was 5.3 mg/dL in the last test. So it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. I went through the photographs attached (attchments removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like a common bacterial infection of hair follicles known as folliculitis. It will heal with or witho...  Read Full »

Could the pink bump on my penis be a wart?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. Four months ago, I noticed strange pink bump of size around 3 x 2 mm on the base of my penis. It does not hurt. Could it be wart?  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.It is unlikely to get wart at the root of penis. If you can attach a photo of the lesion, then it would be helpful to make a diagnosis. Revert back with the photos.  Read Full »

What causes frequent hard and painful bumps in the breast?

Query: Hi doctor, I keep getting these bumps on my breast that turn red, then get hard and very painful. After a few days they burst and drain yellowish fluid mixed with blood. Then I am left with a big hole that will heal and scar. I have had this happen a few times over the years. But, recently it has be...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are experiencing follicular bacterial infections called folliculitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These are common in areas of high moisture content, especially in the armpit region and under the breast or seen in women wearing linen or non-c...  Read Full »

Are the bumps in the pubic area the sign of STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old male. Over the past two weeks, I have been having pimple like bumps in my pubic area. When I noticed the first one, I tried popping it, and it did not disappear, in fact, it got worse. Two more bumps appeared, less than a week after I tried popping the first one. Th...  Read Full »


Dr. Suvina Attavar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description and pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), you seem to be having folliculitis. It is a bacterial infection of the hair follicle. I suggest taking a course of an antibiotic, Cephalexin 500 mg, twice daily for five days. You ...  Read Full »

What causes clusters of bumps in the pubic region?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having these hard clusters of bumps show up in the pubic region. The bumps are not razor burn. They are not filled with fluid. They can be cut off, but I want to get to the source to remove them. They do not itch, nor do they hurt. Any help would be appreciated.  Read Full »


Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be molluscum contagiosum or folliculitis. A skin biopsy would help to diagnose. Do you have a history of unprotected sexual exposure? Do not touch or prick it. It can lead to a secondary infection. Revert with more information to a dermatologist online --...  Read Full »

What is the cause for getting swollen and tender lower lips every two months?

Query: Hi doctor,I would like to give an insight into my problem, with started ending of last year. I noticed that I have some dry skin on my lower lip and a very small scab just underneath it. I ignored the same and thought it is due to winter. Five months back, I had a tender lower lip, which eventually ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more for folliculitis over the chin area with cheilitis over the lips. From your image, the lesions do not appear herpetic at present. The investigations also support the same. Also, the repeated use...  Read Full »

Why do pink spots on my penis turn white on scratching?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 34-years-old male, and I am married. I have had pink spots on my shaft head for more than a month. It is itchy and turns white on scratching. There is no discharge coming out of any kind, no pain, and no erection issue. I am using Fusidic acid and Betamethasone cream for two week...  Read Full »


Dr. C Sharath Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your pink spots on the shaft are called penile pimples, and the causes for penile bumps are as follows; 1) Folliculitis is an infection of hair follicles. 2) Infected pimples. 3) Sebaceous cyst. 4) Epidermoid cyst. It is caused by ker...  Read Full »

Why do I get pimples in my pubic area?

Query: Hi doctor, I get painful pimples in my pubic area. The pimple is itching, has hyperpigmentation. I had been suffering from PCOS, but now the results are better. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Poonguzhali Liston

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly answer me the following to help you better; 1) What is the exact location of the pimple? Is it in on the hairy labia majora, the smooth labia minora, near the vaginal opening, or the urethral opening? 2) Is i...  Read Full »

Does folliculitis cause the development of a red bump in the inner lip of the vagina?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a red bump on my vagina lip inside. It started today. I woke up in the middle of the night with my vagina itching. This morning I saw I had a red bump on the inside of my lips. I have a history of herpes. I am under Buspirone. Kindly help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. I have gone through the details shared by you, and with a history of herpes, I request you to please share if you are having any pain and swelling around as well. Itching is only there, or some unusual disch...  Read Full »

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